Abraham ibn Ezra offers a beautiful paraphrase of Moses’ final blessing for the Israelites as a whole – and perhaps for us.
Ibn Ezra on “Thus they shall link My name with the people of Israel, and I will bless them” (Numbers 6:27). Who exactly does “them” refer to?
Aaron and Hur hold Moses’s arms steady (emunah) during the battle against Amalek. Ibn Ezra suggests additional meanings of the word emunah.
Abraham ibn Ezra (1092-1167 CE) was born in Tudela, in northern Spain. From age 50 until his death at 75, he wandered all over Europe and taught Torah.
The moment of the Exodus arrives. And the Israelites are unprepared. Rashi, Rashbam, and Yosef Bechor Shor have different messages for us.